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That Sinking Feeling (1979)

 -  Comedy  -  October 1980 (UK)
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Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mannion ...
The Doctor
Eddie Burt ...
Eddie the Driver
Richard Demarco ...
Himself
Alex Mackenzie ...
The Tramp
Margaret Adams ...
Gang Girl
Kim Masterton ...
Gang Girl
Danny Benson ...
Policeman
Robert Buchanan ...
Ronnie
Drew Burns ...
Pete
Gerry Clark ...
The Watchman
Anne Graham ...
Computer Nurse
Billy Greenlees ...
Wal
John Hughes ...
Vic
Eric Joseph ...
The Wee Man
Allan Love ...
Alec
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Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money and comes up with a complicated scheme: to steal sinks from a warehouse dressed as girls and using a stop-motion potion. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Descendo Pelo Ralo  »

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In Great Britain, That Sinking Feeling (at the time) was the cheapest film ever to have received a theatrical release. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie: I tried to kill myself today. Just after you left, Wal. I took a mouthful of corn flakes and milk and held my mouth shut.
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The action of this film takes place in a fictious town called Glasgow. Any resemblance to any real town called Glasgow is purely coincidental. See more »

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Referenced in Gregory's Girl (1981) See more »

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SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
Played by Alan Darby
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"The Killing" As Directed by Monty Python
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This debut film from Scottish film comedian Bill Forsyth is decent non-think entertainment. It has the low-budget charm of a student film, which can be its asset or liability, depending on how you look at it. Really, it's hard to envision this same low-key robbery story filmed in a bigger budget studio style. However, it's flaws are quite evident. It has a very choppy editing style, with each scene encompassing a different joke - similar to Monty Python short sketches. The storyline never really jells together, and unlike Forsyth's more polished later films, there's not much character development to speak of. The script has plenty of sharp one-liners, but few really great shakes.

As a gestation of the kind of stellar comedic talent Forsyth was to become in a few years, this movie is worth taking a look at. I did find myself laughing quite a few times, and am sure you will find some reasons to enjoy this, also.


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